Mr. Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary for his words and for helping to clarify what is a very complex issue.
He did mention in his remarks the timeline that we are facing of April 6, which is only days away and we are only at second reading of this particular bill.
The government had intended to table this bill last fall or when the House came back in late January or early February. How does the member feel prorogation affected the timing?
It is my understanding that the minister or the government has asked the B.C. Court of Appeal for an extension. I may be correct or incorrect on that particular assumption, but has the government asked for extension and, if so, what was the reply?